2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Aug 15, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exceptional Student Education, Lifelong Learning Track (B.S.)

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College of Community Innovation and Education
School of Teacher Education,
Education Complex, Room: 209


Contact: Dr. Rebecca Hines, rebecca.hines@ucf.edu

The Exceptional Student Education B.S. Lifelong Learning Track (non-certification) program is specifically focused on students who wish to use their knowledge of exceptional students to pursue educational careers outside of traditional schools. The Lifelong Learning Track prepares graduates for employment in a broad spectrum of professional opportunities including non-profits serving persons with disabilities and non-traditional educational agencies serving students with disabilities.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the University General Education requirements or its equivalent, i.e., an AA degree from an approved Florida College System or State University System institution.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA.
  • Complete all Education Common Program Prerequisite courses with a minimum letter grade of “C” (2.0) or better.
  • Meet the Gordon Rule Requirement.
  • Meet the Foreign Language Admission Requirement.
  • The Lifelong Learning Track is a non-certification program and does not require the General Knowledge Test (GKT)

Degree Requirements

  • Enrollment is limited. Students should see an advisor prior to registering for classes.
  • The courses designated in 1 (UCF General Education Program) and 2 (Education Common Program Prerequisites) should be completed prior to admission to the major and upper division education courses.
  • Students must earn a “C” (2.0) or better in each required Exceptional Education course.

1. UCF General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

  • General Education Program course from section B1 chosen to meet Gordon Rule requirement Credit Hours: 3 

Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Science Foundations (6 hrs)

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (9 Credit Hours)

  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required. 

Core Requirements: Basic Level (12 Credit Hours)

  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required. 

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (63 Credit Hours)

Education Core Requirements (42 Credit Hours)

  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required. 

Lifelong Learning Track Specialization Requirements (21 Credit Hours)

  • Select preferred specialization courses with advisor approval. A minimum of twelve (12) hours must be taken in Education coursework (prefix EDF, EDG, EEX, LAE, MAE, ARE, PET, EEC, SCE, SSE, RED, and TSL). Substitutions are allowed with advisor approval.
  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required.
  • Must have a total of 48 or more hours of upper level courses to graduate. 


Restricted Electives

  • None

Capstone Requirements

  • None

Foreign Language Requirements


  • State University System foreign language admission requirement: two years in high school or one year of college instruction in a single foreign language. (This requirement applies to those students admitted to the University without the required two units of foreign language in high school.) 


  • None 


  • None

Additional Requirements

  • None

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • Achieve a minimum overall 2.5 GPA within the major 
  • Achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA in the specialization coursework 
  • Achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA in education core coursework 
  • Achieve a minimum overall 2.5 GPA 
  • You must upload key assignments using the Via by Watermark platform. Key assignments are then assessed by faculty to provide evidence of candidate proficiency in all Florida Educator Accomplished Practices. All teacher education candidates, Lifelong Learning majors, and Early Childhood Development and Education majors (all ECDE tracks) are required to complete all Via requirements in order to be cleared for graduation. See https://ccie.ucf.edu/explore-via/


University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA 
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed 
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF. 
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted. 
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit. 


Additional Information

Total Semester Hours Required 

  • 120 

Honors In Major 

  • None 

Related Programs 

  • None 


  • None 

Related Minors 

  • None 

Advising Notes 

  • None 

Transfer Notes

  • None 

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None 

Program Academic Learning Compacts


Plan of Study (120 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Summer (3 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

  • EDG 4949 - Cooperative Education Credit Hours: 3 
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Choose Specialization Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Choose Specialization Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Choose Specialization Course Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)

  • Choose Specialization Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Choose Specialization Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Choose Specialization Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Choose Specialization Course Credit Hours: 3

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